Yesterday I was lucky enough to go see Attack the Block courtesy of some tickets I got over at gofobo.com and I have to tell you, I’m a very lucky guy. Attack the Block was the really the most enjoyable movie I have seen all year. It’s kind of a low budget flick that’s comes from the producers of Shaun of the Dead [Blu-ray], and it has that same type of feel to it. If follows a bunch of inner city kids from South London as they defend their block from an outer space species. Everything about this movie was great I thought. The comedy was perfect, it had an amazing flow to it that kept me laughing throughout the movie.
The music fit so perfect, it was present throughout the movie and it had a great kind-of, electronic pop/hip-hop type of beat to it. Sorry, I’m not the best at describing music, but if you want to see what I’m talking about, just check out the official site and you will see what I’m talking about. It’s all done by Basement Jaxx, and like I said, it just fit the movie so well. Besides the comedy and the music, another thing I really enjoyed from Attack the Block was the lack of over done CGI. It is so nice for a change to have a movie that felt real, not in aliens invading earth type of real, but a movie that was not over done in computer graphics. Don’t get me wrong, I love a little computer animation, but in the average movie it’s just too much now a days. Attack the Block really took a step back in that area and it really just felt right for the film.
Everything about Attack the Block was done to the right levels and the perfect mix. Because of that, I’m so jealous of my UK friends for actually being able to see this. Attack the Block came out in the UK, May 13th of this year and it still does not yet have a official USA release. It’s a shame too because the movie is just so well done, I can see why it won the Midnight Screening Audience Award at this years SXSW.
Steve’s Recommended Viewing: Opening Weekend –
At The Theater – Rent It – Watch It On Cable – Stay Away! – 5/5
Seriously, see Attack the Block as soon as you are able to, hopefully that will be sooner rather then later for us Americans. Attack the Block is just a perfect mix of everything and one of the best, if not the best, movie that I’ve seen all year. For those of you that haven’t heard of it, feel free to watch the trailer below and it will give you a nice little taste of what’s to come. Oh, one last thing, what awesome looking aliens! I loved what they went with for them.
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